Serre Chevalier vallee, France
Serre Chevalier is actually a group of 13 villages stretching along a valley in the southern French Alps. We offer a range of chalets, apartments and hotels in the resort.
At a Glance
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- A wide range of accommodation is available in Serre Che - Chalet board prices start at £247pp early season Apartment prices in January are from as little as £143pp
- Market day:
- Villeneuve - Tuesday. Briancon - Wednesday. Chantemerle - Thursday. Monetier Les Bains - Friday.
- Getting there:
Airport options include Grenoble and Turin
Flying to Turin makes the transfer shortest but there are alternatives
Should you prefer to drive to resort, we can arrange ferry or tunnel crossings - see travel arrangements
- Top 5 things to do:
- The thermal baths in Monetier
- Piste Basher driving school
- Apres ski at the Grotte (on a live music night!)
- Kite Surfing lessons with Kite Legend (Col du Laut)
- Ice Driving
- (I know it's supposed to be 5, but there are too many to choose from!) Ski down the Casse de Boeuf black run. Watch this here
- Red runs:
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- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
- Black Runs:
- Internet access:
- Yes - WIFI
- Swimming pool:
- Indoor and outdoor
Serre Chevalier vallee
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Short Breaks available in Serre Chevalier
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Winter 13/14 saw a new lift in Chantemerle - it replaces the old cablecar and is a gondola with cabins for 8 people. It will be much faster than the previous cable car iwith a lift of 2500 per hour (the cable car could only manage 800!) Stay at either the Grand Hotel or the Hameau de Rocher Blanc apartments both close to the new lift.
If you have enjoyed the area in the winter, have you considered a summer holiday in Serre Chevalier - read more
Ski Holidays in Serre Chevalier
Serre Chevalier is located in the Southern French Alps and is a jewel of a ski area. Appreciated by many including the Editors of Where to Ski & Snowboard (who rate Serre Chevalier as one of their favourite places), the skiing in Serre Chevalier is a delight, a challenge and a pleasure.
Serre Chevalier is a group of 13 villages running from Briancon to Monetier and boasts a ski area with 80% of its slopes over 2000m. The ski area offers an exopansive area for skiers and snowboarders alike and there are plenty of tree lined slopes which help make the resort as stunning to look at as to ski in.
Recent Winter updates for Serre Chevalier
With the increasing popularity of Serre Chevalier as a ski area and the new routes in to Turin and Grenoble from last winter, there are further additions to our Winter 13/14 options in the ski resort of Serre Chevalier. Alongside our catered chalets - the Ridon - we also have a range of self catered chalets, apartments and hotels and all benefit from the access to the pre-eminent ski area of Serre Chevalier.
Ski Holidays in Serre Chevalier all benefit from airport transfers being included as standard from either Turin or Grenoble airports.
Winter 11/12 introduced the new naming convention of Serre Chevalier vallee - we hope they did not spend lots of money on the re-brand as we suspect that we will all still call it Serre Che but it will still be a great ski resort.
Background information on Serre Chevalier
If you arrive from Grenoble over the Col du Lauteret the first village is Monetier Les Bains – which, as the name suggests, is a spa village. The final town at the far end is Briançon which, at 1,200m above sea level is the highest town in Europe and boasts more than 300 days sunshine a year. All the villages are linked by one ski area – the Grand Serre Chevalier.The old town of Briancon is a fortified town built by Vauban and is now protected by Unesco. Extra activities in resort - Ice rink, ski doo, ice driving track, indoor swimming pool, Spa (sauna, jacuzzi,massages etc), Paragliding school, Riding school, Cinéma.The new thermal baths in Monetier Les Bains, has natural thermal waters which are heated to 45 degrees and the complex has lots of different spa facilities designed to help you relax (see Doing more...)
W2010/11 sees the addition of a new 6 man chair lift which will improve the system in Villeneuve/Monetier and there will also be some more snow cannons on Chantemerle. More than 80% of the ski area is above 2000m which means that the area is snow sure from mid December through to end of April.
Doing More in Serre Chevalier
Serre Chevalier also introduced a new concept in Winter 2009/10 called Neige de Culture - the New Spirit of Skiing - for more information see DoingMore.
Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and dog sledding. See Doing More for details.
Accommodation in Serre Che
We offer a range of catered chalets, self catered chalets as well as hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at the accommodation tab above.
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Doing More in Serre Chevalier vallee
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